Features September 2013 Issue

Study: Exercise Helps Reduce Fat Accumulation Around the Heart

Regular physical activity can also keep your metabolism revved up to help keep more fat from being stored throughout the body.

If you exercise regularly, you’ve probably seen how daily activity can help shrink your waistline or at least keep it from expanding. But a recent study of people with type 2 diabetes found that consistent exercise also helps erase the fat you can’t see—the dangerous visceral fat that builds up around the body’s vital organs.

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